A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Charlotte Amalie in U.S. Virgin Islands. Exact location of event, depth 27 km, -64.9542° West, 19.0524° North. Id of earthquake: pr16100006. Event ids that are associated: pr16100006. The temblor was detected at 09:29:21 / 9:29 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 27 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/04/16 / 2016-04-09 13:29:21 / April 9, 2016 @ 1:29 pm.
Country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 78 km (48 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Charlotte Amalie, Road Town.
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days seven hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 78 km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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